In a suicide pact, three members of a family consumed poison at their Khera Dabar home near Jaffarpur Kalan in southwest Delhi on Friday morning.
Ex-serviceman Bhagwan Dass (50), his wife Sharda (48) and 20-year-old daughter Sarita were found unconscious at their home by neighbours around 7.16 am on Friday. The neighbours alerted their relatives following which the police were informed.
While Dass and Sarita could not be saved, Sharda is battling for her life at Rao Tula Ram (RTR) hospital in southwest Delhi. A suicide note recovered from their house said the three were depressed after the couple’s only son,Kuldeep, passed away last month after a cardiac arrest. He was a first-year student of medicine in Russia.
“Sharda’s condition is critical. Chances of survival look slim. Doctors are trying their best to save her,” said a police officer.
Surender Kumar, deputy commissioner of police (southwest), said, “Our preliminary probe has revealed that the family members were upset over the death of the couple’s son. We are questioning their relatives and neighbours to know what forced them to take the extreme step.”
Further probe into the incident is on.